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Title: Low dimension structures and devices for new generation photonic technology

Low dimensional structures and devices are the key technological building blocks for new generation of electronic and photonic technology. Such structures and devices show novel properties and can be integrated into systems for wide applications in many areas, including medical, biological and military and advancement of science. In this invited talk, I will present the main results achieved in our competitive research program which aims to explore the application of the mesoscopic structures in light source, manipulation and imaging and integrate them into advanced systems. In the light source aspect, we have for the first time developed graphene mode-locked lasers which are in the process of commercialization. Nanocrystal Si embedded in dielectrics was formed by ion implantation and subsequent annealing. Si light emitting devices with external quantum efficiency of about 2.9×10{sup −3}% for visible emission were demonstrated at room temperature and the color of emitted light can be tuned electrically from violet to white by varying the injected current. In light manipulation, loss compensation of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) using quantum well (QW) gain media was studied theoretically and demonstrated experimentally. The SPP propagation length was effectively elongated several times through electrical pumping. One and two microring resonators based onmore » silicon on insulator and III-V semiconductors technologies have been successfully fabricated and they can be used as filter and switch in the photonic circuit. In imaging, both SPP and low dimension structures are investigated and resolution far beyond diffraction limit in visible range has been realized. The integration of the components in the three aspects into complicated systems is on the way.« less
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 679798 (Singapore)
  2. Institute of Optoelectronic Materials and Technology, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631 (China)
  3. Institute of Modern Optics, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22280301
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1598; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: LDSD 2011: 7. international conference on low dimensional structures and devices, Telchac (Mexico), 22-27 May 2011; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; ANNEALING; DIELECTRIC MATERIALS; DIFFRACTION; ELECTRICAL PUMPING; GRAPHENE; LIGHT SOURCES; POLARONS; QUANTUM EFFICIENCY; QUANTUM WELLS; RESONATORS; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; SILICON; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0273-0400 K; VISIBLE RADIATION